How to: Easily Make Your Own Sourdough Starter (with video!)

You can make your own sourdough starter at home, and we're here to help make it easy.

Click here for a printable recipe.

Here's all you need:

1 kitchen scale

1 glass jar - We use a Weck glass jar; it's the perfect size and its straight sides make it easy to access and stir your starter!

1 stir stick - A jar spatula works particularly well if you aren't going to use your finger :)

Flour stone-milled flour is best as it retains all of the good yeast and bacteria to cultivate in your starter :) This is a great cost-effective option for your starter.


We put together this video series just for you all. Here is the 1st video:

 Our favorite starter flour is TAM 105. Find it right here.

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